also... do you think anons get away with > arguing they are always correct & will waste your time debating their side, never giving any to yours? > treat you/your time/your opinions in the least etiquette ways? > are the wisest of all GAG participants? > are your #1 pick when considering where to spend time on comments?
I like the anonymous option because I do sometimes post personal or embarrassing questions/answers and I don't want people to know it was me. Some people I know in real life know my name on here too, so that's another reason.
Making my profile private only hides my profile to people I don't follow, so that's not going to make a difference because my name still shows up. Like your profile is private @islands7 because you don't follow me, but I still know you posted this question.
Some anon trolls definitely abuse the feature, but for the most part people are genuine when they go anon. We can't let trolls ruin it for everyone.
Being able to post as anon has it's pros and cons just like everything else. And yes, while you can make your profile private, it doesn't mean that other people can't read your comments on the original thread or question and have your privacy be leaked that way. I don't use anon to troll (although most trolls do), but sometimes I just don't want those I know to be able to associate a question or comment with me.
i like anon because sometimes i want to share stuff but i dont want it to be traced back to me for my personal reasons lol i like to be a fun free perosn here lol i dont want stuff to affect how people see/treat me
From experiences elsewhere & vicariously here I've learned that IF you play with ANONs it's best to play AS an anon Too many ANONs use Qs to hook their prey thereafter waste more of their time with prattle